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Music Industry Round-Up : June 2017

Music Industry Round-Up : June 2017 The people over at Output have branched into the studio furniture business! They are known for some of the most interesting plugins, Movement, Substance, Signal, Exhale among others! They had teased us earlier in the month via social media with posts such as “Built By Musicians, For Musicians”, “It Doesn’t Make A Single Sound”, and “It’s Not A Plugin”. Speculation was rife but they finally put everyone out of their misery and finally released Platform. They say we love making music so we should love WHERE we make music too! With enough room for you MIDI

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New Music Monday – 26th June 2017

Kodaline – Brother The Irish 4-piece are back with a new single and album on the way. Lead single “Brother” is classic Kodaline, emotional lyrics and a well constructed chorus, “Brother” ticks all the boxes. Grizzly Bear – Four Cypresses The third release off their up-and-coming album “Painted Ruins”. As Grizzly Bear’s Daniel Rossan says it was “Written from the perspective of a homeless man sleeping in a driveway of a place he was staying at in L.A., but broadened it to encompass his thoughts about a refugee experience and life through wartime.” Make of that what you will, but it’s a

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Dublin Gig Guide : 26th June – 2nd July 2017

Dublin Gig Guide 26th June -2nd July 2017 It’s that time again folks! All the information that you need to plan your week’s gigs around the city! Not too much mainstream stuff on this week but it’s usually the smaller less popular gigs that are more entertaining! So let’s get into it! Monday night kicking us off we have Jazz group BadBadNotGood playing in the familiar surroundings of the Sugar Club. Because of it’s layout, The Sugar Club is the perfect venue for a Jazz group because of the cinema-style seating arrangement and it still has room a the front

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New Music Monday – 19th June 2017

Some new tunes to beat those Monday blues! The Horrors – Machine Disjointed start to this new track from The Horrors, but soon enough reverts back to what we love about the 5-piece band, Shoegazey garage rock! Coldplay – All I Can Think About Is You Reverb drenched lead vocal on this one from Chris Martin and Co. Off their upcoming new album Kaleidoscope, dreamy vibes that builds to a classic Coldplay climatic end. Dizzee Rascal – Space After nearly 4 years since his last album, Dizzee Rascal is back! “Space” is the lead single off new album “Raskit” and

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Dublin Gig Guide : 19th – 25th June 2017

Dublin Gig Guide : 19th – 25th June 2017 After a fantastic amount of gigs last week including Arcade Fire (who also played a surprise song at an after-party in Whelan’s) Aerosmith, The 1975, Paramore, Robbie Williams to name a few! We have another amazing week of gigs this week for you to sink your teeth into! So without further delay let’s get on with it! Kicking us off this week on Monday night, we have a great double header of the hip-hop genre with $uicideboy$ playing at Whelan’s, and Ho99o9 (pronounced as horror) performing at The Workman’s Club. Both

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New Music Monday – 12th June 2017

Ray BLK – Doing Me Great chilled out R&B vibes from Ray BLK, off her January BBC Sound Of 2017 award win, I can sense more awards coming her way with tracks like this! Royal Blood – I Only Lie When I Love You After supporting Guns ‘n’ Roses to having At The Drive In supporting them on some of their European dates, Royal Blood are the next big thing! This track is a perfect example of modern rock ‘n’ roll reminds me of Wolfmother. SZA – Ctrl Guest appearances on this album from Kendrick Lamar, Isaiah Rashad and Travis Scott

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Dublin Gig Guide : 12th – 18th June 2017

As we are well into June now, the Summer gigs are coming thick and fast! With Forbidden Fruit and Vantastival last weekend we have the Malahide Castle gigs and the Trinity Summer gigs only around the corner! But there’s loads of other great stuff happening over the week in Dublin so let’s crack on with it! Kicking us off on Monday night we have American singer-songwriter Jackson Browne playing Vicar Street for a number of sold out shows! Browne has sold over 18 million albums worldwide and this time around himself his band will be performing all the hits from

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A Brief Guide To Compression

Compression Many people say that it is possible to have too much of a good thing. Compression is a perfect example of this. One of the most used and most loved dynamic effects and fundamental tools we have at our disposal whilst mixing, recording and mastering music. When starting out producing, usually with electronic music, people will want their music to “pump” or “sound thick” and many will try beef up their elements by using a compressor (probably after a quick Google) without actually knowing how to achieve it or what device to use. This article is going to hopefully try

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New Music Monday – 5th June 2017

Arcade Fire – Everything Now After recently signing a new two-album deal, Arcade Fire released their new single “Everything Now” which is due to be on the upcoming fifth album of the same name. The single was released at the Primavera music festival in Spain and vinyls of the track were being sold at merchandise stalls! Very inventive! Foo Fighters – Run Dave Grohl and co. are back! This time with their new single “Run” and from the opening notes you suspect a familiar Foo’s track, then it breaks into chaos and gets much heavier with a galloping drum beat

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Dublin Gig Guide : 5th – 11th June 2017

Dublin Gig Guide : 5th – 11th June 2017 We’re back with this weeks Dublin Gig Guide! As the festival season is well and truly upon us, with Life festival last weekend in Mullingar and Vantastival and Forbidden Fruit this weekend. We’ve still got Body & Soul, Castlepalooza, Indiependance, Electric Picnic and more over the coming months! A lot to get through! But for now, we’ll stick to whats coming up this week. Kicking us off on Bank Holiday Monday is the final day of Forbidden Fruit! Taking place at the Royal Hospital in Kilmainham. After Aphex Twin, Moderat, Orbital

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Graduate Series Interview – Jamie McEvoy

Jamie McEvoy is currently working as the resident in-house Assistant Engineer at The Pool Recording Studio in London, the studio is jointly owned by Miloco and producer Ben Hillier. He has worked with countless big names including Noel Gallagher, Placebo, Years & Years, Emeli Sandé, The Wombats, Skepta, Mumford & Sons as well as Stephen Street, Catherine Marks and James Ford. Jamie graduated from the Sound Training College in 2012 and has worked in a number of different studios across Ireland and the UK. We recently got a chance to chat to Jamie about his experience in STC and working

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